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prolapse

Definitions of prolapse
  1. noun
    the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
    synonyms: descensus, prolapsus
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    enteroptosis
    an abnormally downward position of the intestines in the abdominal cavity
    glossoptosis
    abnormal downward or back placement of the tongue
    descensus uteri, metroptosis
    prolapse of the uterus
    nephroptosia, nephroptosis
    prolapse of the kidney
    ptosis
    drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
    ureterocele
    prolapse of the end of the ureter into the bladder; may obstruct urine flow
    urethrocele
    prolapse of the urethra into the vagina
    brow ptosis
    sagging eyebrows
    type of:
    disability, disablement, handicap, impairment
    the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
  2. verb
    slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
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    type of:
    come down, descend, fall, go down
    move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
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